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Our Next Season Concert


Musical Commentaries

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Friday, June 13, 2014
7:30 PM - Multimedia pre-concert presentation by co-Artistic Director Jérémy Jolley
8:00 PM - Concert
The Chapel in the Good Shepherd Center

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A concert of Music on Music! The best way a composer can pay tribute to, comment on or criticize a piece is to write another piece of music in response. SMO will present three composers that have entered into a dialogue with another composer's work: Earle Brown's Tracking Pierrot – a tribute to Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, UW Faculty member Joël-François Durand's Tombeau de Rameau II – a deformation/expansion of Rameau's Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts, and Franco Donatoni's Tema, in which he further develops ideas from a previous work of his own, Ruisseau dans l’escalier.


Join us for an Outreach Concert in Kent

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 2:00 PM
St. Columba's Abbey Church

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SMO will present an outreach concert at St. Columba Church in Kent. The program includes a late work by American composer John Cage for string quartet which explores ever-changing harmonic progressions of ethereal qualities, a work by French UW faculty professor Joël-François Durand of high energy and density for solo violin, and a repeat performance of Franco Donatoni's Tema, featuring effervescent textures.

These works in the remarkable acoustics of St. Columba's Church promises a experience to remember!

In the News


Seattle Times
"...the performance again seemed admirably assured, and alto Maria Mannisto gave a thoroughly alluring account of the vocal part."
The SunBreak
"...the event covered a lot of ground, presenting a wide spectrum of Cage's compositional styles, guiding the audience on an exploration of the composer's unique sonic world."
Seattle Times
"Anyone who wants to hear how time can move at multiple speeds simultaneously - fast, slow, moderate, frantic - should drop in on Seattle Modern Orchestra's Friday concert, 'Layers of Time.'"